London Area Guides
Kings Cross Area Guide
Our area guide to Kings Cross gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include WC1X
Property Types & Architecture
Formerly a run-down area of London known mainly for its namesake King's Cross Station, much regeneration has occurred since the mid 90's including the addition of Eurostar's terminus at St Pancras. Properties here are often found in new buildings designed by world renowned architects.
Shopping & Entertainment
Many new restaurants, bars and shops are available on the recently developed 67-acre site, as well as plenty to do and see including the UK's first man-made natural pond for swimming.
Parks & Commons
With the extensive regeneration in King's Cross, 26 acres of the 67 acre redevelopment site have been set aside for a great range of fabulous green spaces. Whether you are looking for a quiet walk, a street performance or a playground to entertain the children you will find it now or coming soon to Kings Cross.
Who lives here?
Being in this City hub won't come cheap and with many of the properties being newly built and of architectural significance, those looking to be in the thick of the action will likely need deep pockets.
Kings Cross Local Authorities
Kings Cross is is represented by Camden Council, Islington Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Kings Cross Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Kings Cross area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Kings Cross & Exam Results
Schools in Kings Cross fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Kings Cross by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Kings Cross
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